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How to use ReLuma

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Sagging Skin
July 19, 2012 Reviewed by Marta 8 Comments

Stem cell serums are at the cutting edge of anti-aging skincare. How should they be used and how often? ReLuma, whose Skin Illuminating Serum ($145 in the shop) has many serious fans in the Truth In Aging community, recently sent me detailed instructions for usage. It is very enlightening and I am posting it in full here:

"Because ReLuma works by replacing the concentration of natural skin growth factors (SGF) that have been lost in the skin, the method of usage could be different for each individual. It is specifically according to each individual’s own speed of cell renewal coupled with the amount of sun-damage accumulated, among other factors that need to be considered.

During the first and second month with ReLuma, the skin goes through a very quick recovery. According to the condition of the skin this recovery process could last two to three months (we’ll say three months to be more thorough). During these first few months the treatment with ReLuma should be more intense, applying it twice daily, morning and night. After this initial phase it is only required to use ReLuma once a day for the following three months to maintain results.  By the 6th month, application of ReLuma can be cut down anywhere from twice to three times per week.

Anytime that your skin has been aggressed (or aggravated) by sunburns, peels, illness, heavy medication, plastic surgery etc., it would once again be necessary to increase the usage to twice daily for a month or two until the skin once again reaches its perfect balance and healthy glow.

Ideally it is best to perform two intense treatments a year; once after the summer to replenish the SGF lost with the overexposure to the sun, and the other in winter to strengthen the skin and protect it from aggressors such as the cold temperature and wind burn.

Younger skin


In general terms, younger skin with little sun-damage would use as follows:

For first 3 to 4 weeks: ReLuma is applied twice daily.  After this initial time, apply only once a day.

After the 3 months: Apply 2 to 3 times per week, in the evenings only to maintain results.

Older, sun damaged skin


For the first 3 months: Apply Reluma twice daily (morning and night).

After the 3rd month: Apply once daily in the evenings.

After 6 months: Apply 2 or 3 times per week at night.

  • January 21, 2013

    by Danny

    A rather amazing side effect from using Reluma around my eyes ! My eye lashes are just growing and growing ! So much so that everyone is asking me what's going on . My sister who is very choosy what she uses actually bought some and it's doing the same on hers too

  • January 20, 2013

    by Marta

    Hi Ruth, serums should always go before moisturizer. You can apply the moisturizer over the serum immediately.

  • January 20, 2013

    by Ruth

    Am I right in thinking this should go on before moisturizer, and how long should it be left before applying moisturizer? I have a small bottle via 'Marta this Month' but there are no instructions with it. Thanks.

  • July 22, 2012

    by Marta

    Hi Valerie, I do think that you can extend the theory to serums with similar actives such as AQ

  • July 22, 2012

    by Valerie

    Hi Marta,
    I'm sure you can't answer this question definitively but do you think that all Human Conditioned Media serums could be used this way? It would certainly be a more economical way to get the benefits long term. Thanks!

  • July 21, 2012

    by meandanne

    Can it be used with the Ultra Sonic I just bought? What's the best serum to use with the sonic feature?

  • July 20, 2012

    by Jan

    Yes, very helpful. Often times reading how a product is to be used PRIOR to purchasing it actually helps in my buying decision especially when it's a rather pricey item. Keep posting info like this, quite handy.

  • July 20, 2012

    by ruth

    very helpful - thanks!

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